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ComputerWeekly: Birmingham Council Plans 1,500 Seat Trial of Open Source Desktops

May 16, 2005, 14:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lindsay Clark)

"Birmingham City Council is to carry out large-scale trials to evaluate the viability of open source software on its desktop PCs.

"The council has secured government funding to run 1,500 PCs using the Linux operating system with Openoffice applications and Firefox web browsers. The open source trial will include public-facing PCs in libraries as well as those used to access core systems in council offices..."

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